Autograph letters signed (2) : Trinity College, Cambridge, to J.M. Barrie, 1922 Dec. 18-1928 Feb. 20.
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James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) was a playwright and novelist who is chiefly remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. Barrie was born in Scotland and moved to London in 1885 where he would reside for the remainder of his life. His first successful novel, Auld licht idylls, was published in 1888 and Barrie continued to write fictional and autobiographical tales until the late 1890s. In 1897 Barrie became focused on writing for the theatre, producing Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up, in 190...
A.E. Housman was a classical scholar, professor of Latin at Cambridge University, and poet. From the description of Letter to "Dear Sirs," 1922. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288834 English poet and classical scholar. At Trinity College, Cambridge, 1911-1936. From the description of [Letter] 1931 Apr. 15, Trinity College, Cambridge, England [to Helen] Peck / A. E. Housman. (Smith College). WorldCat record id...
Marjorie Wiggin was the daughter of Albert Henry Wiggin, who retired in 1933 as executive head of the Chase National Bank and was himself a book collector. He is the subject of her 1949 biography, New England son. She married Sherburne Prescott, and by 1929 they were settled at their estate, Hickory Hill, in Greenwich, Connecticut. Hickory Hill remained their home for the next fifty years and housed Prescott's library. Prescott also collected fine furniture. At her death, both collections were s...